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stintnoun [C]

 us   /stɪnt/

stint noun [C] (PERIOD)

a ​period of ​timespent doing a ​particularjob or ​activity: He took up ​boxing during his stint in the ​army.

stintverb [I]

 us   /stɪnt/

stint verb [I] (LIMIT)

to give, take, or use only a ​smallamount of something: She doesn’t stint when it comes to ​buying new ​clothes.
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stintnoun [C]

uk   us   /stɪnt/
a ​fixed or ​limitedperiod of ​timespent doing a ​particularjob or ​activity: He has just ​finished a stint of ​compulsorymilitaryservice. Perhaps her most ​productiveperiod was her five-year stint as a ​foreigncorrespondent in New York.

stintverb [I or T, usually in negatives]

uk   us   /stɪnt/
to ​provide, take, or use only a ​smallamount of something: The bride's ​parents did not stint on the ​champagne - there was plenty for everyone. Don't stint yourself - take another ​slice of ​cake.
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stintnoun [C]

uk   us   /stɪnt/
a ​period of ​timespent doing a particular ​job or ​activity: a 30-day/15-month/10-year, etc. stint Mr Rose's ​career has ​included a 17-year stint ​working for M&S. She did a stint in an ​electronicsfactory.a stint as sth Bob ​resigned last summer after a two ​year stint as ​financedirector.
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